Alianza Pais leader Lenin Moreno leads with 42.9 percent of votes, Opinion Publica reported.
Exit polls in Ecuador point to Alianza Pais candidate Lenin Moreno winning the country’s presidential election with 42.9 percent of votes, Opinion Publica reported. Polling stations in Ecuador closed at 5 p.m. local time.
Moreno, who would take office on May 24 if elected, leads top opposition rivals Guillermo Lasso, Cynthia Viteri, and Paco Moncayo, who have 27.7, 14.7, and 6.1 percent respectively.
Other exit polls have Moreno with a significant lead.
“We will continue to serve the people, to continue our process, and to build our revolution," Moreno said during a televised press conference shortly after the polls closed. "But as the respectful citizens that we are, we will await the final results to see what's next."